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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2013 France  Rhone  Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rhone Blend  Red Wine  Red Blend 28195 19944 375ml
Product ID: 28195
Region: France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise
Type: Rhone Blend, Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 375ml
ABV%: 14.0
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"This year Syrah and Mourvedre presented beautifully. Harvested at perfect maturity, the Grenache brings power and body to this vintage. Our 2013 has more of a northern style than southern. Rich, deep colours, the nose has complex notes of black fruit and cocoa, tobacco and mild spices. The mouth is full-­‐bodied and long, the tannins are rich and soft with a beautiful persistent finish." —winemaker

Blend: 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 15% a blend of other varieties
"The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, structured and tannic Beaucastel that has impressive purity and plenty of length. It’s not massive, but still needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will keep for a decade after that." —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

"While not the most structured vintage of Beaucastel, this is a full-bodied, creamy-textured rendering of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finely detailed notes of plum, thyme and leather mark the nose, while the flavors are ripe almost to the point of jamminess. Drink now–2025." —Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Opaque ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit liqueur aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and cola. Broad, sweet and fleshy, offering concentrated blackberry and boysenberry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and a peppery spice nuance. Tightens up slowly on the youthfully tannic, focused finish, which clings with resonating spiciness and outstanding tenacity." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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